lensmannsbetjent

English translation: Sheriff’s officer

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Norwegian term or phrase:lensmannsbetjent
English translation:Sheriff’s officer
Entered by: David Rumsey

20:56 Mar 27, 2018
Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general)
Norwegian term or phrase: lensmannsbetjent
Han ble her forfulgt av lensmannsbetjent Svensson og innhentet.

I usually understood "lensmann" to be the equivalent of a "sheriff", but I am wondering if the "betjent" signifies that this is a level below sheriff, e.g. "sheriff's deputy"?
David Rumsey
Canada
Local time: 19:12
police officer
Explanation:
True, lensmann is a little like a county sheriff, but much more than that, with magistrate functions among his or her many duties. A betjent at the lensmann office may be just a clerk, but clerks do not normally pursue the bad guys physically. Hence, just police officer would be my choice, as there is no direct equivalent post.
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Per Bergvall
Norway
Local time: 04:12
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police officer


Explanation:
True, lensmann is a little like a county sheriff, but much more than that, with magistrate functions among his or her many duties. A betjent at the lensmann office may be just a clerk, but clerks do not normally pursue the bad guys physically. Hence, just police officer would be my choice, as there is no direct equivalent post.

Per Bergvall
Norway
Local time: 04:12
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
PRO pts in category: 89

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